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      Learning a new language can be a challenging task, especially if it’s vastly different from your native language. But with the right approach, it doesn’t have to be. There are a few tips that will help you train your brain to make the new language not only fun to learn but also…

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    You’ve been studying German for quite a while now and you still don’t feel that you’ve reached a point where you’re confident enough to start a conversation? Or you do start a conversation in German but then find yourself apologizing because your German is „that bad“?    Is this hitting home a little…

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Photo credit: Pixabay We all love to do things effectively, efficiently and even like to use any hacks to get to our goal faster. Learn efficiently and retain everything we've been studying so hard for. And guess what? It's possible! You may not retain everything the first time round but with practice, you'll increase the…

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Photo credit: Pixabay You packed your suitcase, boarded the plane and now you're here. Whether you travelled for the first time or are a frequent traveller, the joy of visiting another country never grows old.  And...there is always the chance to brush up on a bit of the German language or even start learning from scratch.…

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Photo credit: Pixabay   Whether or not to invest time, energy and money into language travel and spending time abroad to "really" learn German is a question I’ve been asked a lot. So let’s dig in a little deeper.   Language travel and spending time abroad is certainly a way to improve your German if it’s…

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Photo credit: Pixabay   Do you want to know the number one problem most learners tell me about?    Xenoglossophobia.   Xeno…what?!   Xenoglossophobia. The fear of foreign languages.     Especially…fear of speaking them in public. And understanding what’s being said. Why? Because it requires an almost instant reaction. Scary, right?! Especially when you’re at the beginning…

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  Photo credit: Pixabay   Do you wonder how other people seemingly learn languages so easily while you are faffing around trying to remember the newly learned structures from last week? You want to learn fast and effectively and most of all …'pain-free’? After all, you don’t want to be reminded of your high school experience…

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Photo credit: Pixabay   Every second our brain receives thousands of new information, but only about 2% of them can be processed. We notice the smell of a flower or freshly prepared delicious food, the horn of a car and the music coming from our neighbour's apartment. Then you remember your to-do-list, your presentation next week…

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Photo credit: Pixabay   You want to speak German but then you don’t. You’re insecure and embarrassed because even after a few years of high school German you still don’t understand anything. Nada tostada.   But you should, shouldn’t you? Your grades weren’t bad at all but for some reason, all the language placement tests seem to…

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Living in a foreign country is one of those things that everyone should try at least once. My understanding was that it completed a person, sanding down the rough provincial edges and transforming you into a citizen of the world. – David Sedaris   If you’re relocating to a German-speaking part of the world (Germany,…

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  The Better Business Book is out! And I'm so excited to share this with you. Why? Because I'm one of the authors! Yes, I've written a chapter for this book, describing my experience of the journey so far.   Well, here it is: The Better Business Book, where 100 people all share 100 real stories from their biggest…

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Photo credit: Pixabay   There is no better time for traveling and living abroad than right now. When you are spending an extended period of time abroad, making extra cash can be tricky. Whether you’re looking for some extra pocket money or a way to substitute your salary, teaching and especially foreign language tutoring is a popular choice. Although…

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Photo credit: Pixabay       Getting around in your new home town in important. Learn the means of transportation in German and how to ask for which one to take.  Let's start!   Wie komme ich am besten zum Bahnhof? - How do I get to the train station? Wie komme ich am besten…

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Photo credit: Pixabay Imagine you're in town and looking for a shop but simply can't remember what it's called. And you can't even ask because you don't know how to describe it in German?  So, let's name the shops and place in town in German!   die Post - post office die Kirche - church…

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Photo credit: Pixabay The imperative is directed towards one or more people to demand or request something. There are two different ways to address a person: formally or informally. In both occasions you are telling someone what to do. The formal imperative The formal imperative is used with the infinitive of the verb and the…

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